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What Is The Best Treatment For Ataxia
What is the best treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia ? Do we have some medicine available to slow or stop it's progress?
No cure, but: Many of the conditions can be analyzed via genetic profiles, and this may help future family planning. Treatment may help, and some meds, especially Buspirone can control some of the ataxia, but this is tough. Have found weighted bracelets over wrists and ankles benefit many. Also, contact nat institutes of health, as research studies may be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more
Prevention: Fa is the most common hereditary ataxia. It is due in most to trinucleotide repeat expansions in the first intron of the frataxin gene resulting in a deficiency of the protein.Treament is symptomatic of the many associated complications. Molecular analysis is essential to prevent its occurrence in subsequent generations. ...Read more
Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is best to avoid excess radiation (excess x-rays, ct scans) be wary of any signs of infection (due to immune compromise) and be vigilant about signs of malignancy (weight loss, night sweats, etc.). Physical therapy is also recommended for ataxia. ...Read more
Ataxia : Ataxia is a difficult problem and I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. There are no specific, effective drug treatments for the lack of coordination seen with ataxia. Amantadine, Buspirone hydrochloride (buspar) and Modafinil (provigil) are often tried with variable success. For episodic ataxia, acetazolamide (diamox) or topiramate (topamax) can be effective. Clonazepam (klonopin) is effective in treating specific symptoms, such as muscle jerking (myoclonus) and sleep disturbances. Deep brain stimulation offers a potential surgical remedy but would require further investigation before determining whether you are a candidate. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any treatment or surgery for cerebral ataxia which can give cure or give some what benefit?
Depends on the cause: Treatment of cerebral ataxia depends on the cause, like direct injury to cerebellum, alcohol use and genetic disease it is thought by many that it is untreatable but there have been some success withfrenkel exercises, trans cranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation you need to consult a neurologist for the treatment advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for gluten ataxia if I am still having coordination problems with fine motor skills like chopping vegetables?
Gluten avoidance : Can see neurologist for more informationGet a more detailed answer ›
Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more
No: Although stem cell therapy may help in the future with many disease the only current successful therapy is bone marrow transplantation for leukemia. Stem cells are an active area of research: see www.Clinicaltrials.Gov for reputable stem cell clinical trials. See http://stemcells.Nih.Gov/info/basics/basics7.Asp for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like left hip needs "cracking" daily. When it does crack, it hurts a bit & I have trouble walking 5-10 mins. Seek treatment? Serious symptom?
Seek treatment: the origin of the pain may be the hip, lower back or softtissues. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
Severe spd 8 months preg. Trouble walking, rolling over, laying on side, tailbone pain, what is the treatment for this?
Complex: Ataxia is a sign of brainstem cerebellar dysfunction and is not a disease. It is caused by several problems, including strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain hemorrhages, metabolic disorders, etc. Some of the problems can be reversed like b-12 deficiency, or use of thiamine, but most still elude cure. ...Read more
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